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Struggle stalwart Denis Goldberg optimistic about SA's future

Despite what he calls political failure by the president & some ministers, he says he remains optimistic.

Rivonia trialists Andrew Mlangeni (r) and Denis Goldberg (l). Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Struggle stalwart and African National Congress (ANC) veteran Denis Goldberg says despite what he regards as a lack of ethical leadership within the party, he remains optimistic about the future.

Goldberg has joined the likes of Ronnie Kasrils, Ahmed Kathrada and Trevor Manuel who are urging President Jacob Zuma to step down following the Constitutional Court's Nkandla ruling against him.

Goldberg says the ANC needs new leadership.

"The ANC needs a renewal of leadership and commitment to the values of the African National Congress through its history, to the commitment of the Freedom Charter and that's essentially service to our people and not to ourselves."

Despite what Goldberg calls political failure by the president and some ministers, he says he remains optimistic.

"And people are honouring those of us who speak out. So I'm optimistic."

Listen:_ The ANC needs to heal itself and get rid of Zuma, says Struggle Stalwart Denis Goldberg_